Find a Bankruptcy Attorney near Chicago, IL

Find a Bankruptcy Attorney near Chicago, IL

Find a Bankruptcy Attorney near Chicago, IL

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a bankruptcy attorney cost?

Hourly rates for bankruptcy attorneys range from $200-$300. In total, customers spend an average of $999-$1,183 for their services. But because lawyers have different fee structures, you should always ask for an estimate from several bankruptcy attorneys in your area before hiring one.

How do you find a bankruptcy attorney?

You’ll need to conduct a little bit of research to find the best bankruptcy lawyer for your situation. Start by pulling up a list of attorneys near you. Identify a few lawyers who have high ratings, mostly positive customer reviews and the required credentials in your state.

Once you have a list of three to five potential attorneys you can hire, figure out how much they charge. Ask for a free cost estimate (what are their hourly rates?) and ask them to explain their fee schedule. Choose an attorney with a solid track record and reputation, fair pricing and the right credentials.

How do lawyers get paid if they lose a case?

Lawyers typically charge for their time (typically a hourly rate) regardless of whether they win a case. Sometimes, the losing party is ordered to pay the other party’s lawyer fees on top of their own. Some lawyers also work on contingency, meaning they will take a percentage of the awarded amount only if they successfully win the case. 

Before hiring a lawyer, make sure you understand their fee structure.

How do you file bankruptcy without an attorney?

It’s possible to file bankruptcy without a lawyer’s help (which is called “filing pro se”) — but consider the pros and cons before you do. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts strongly recommends you get advice from an attorney because of the “long-term financial and legal outcomes.”

You can find bankruptcy attorneys near you on Thumbtack. Start searching and comparing potential lawyers to hire.

What does a bankruptcy attorney do?

A bankruptcy attorney helps individuals and corporations navigate the legal and court process of going through bankruptcy. They’ll explain the process to you, help you fill out forms, advise you on which chapter you should file under and more. 

Reviews for Chicago bankruptcy attorneys
Thumbtack Customer
Great Bankruptcy attorney for a fair price
Thurston Law FirmThurston Law Firm
Thumbtack Customer
Peter Berk is an excellent bankruptcy attorney. He is very knowledgeable. He answered all my questions. He returned my calls and emails very quickly. I highly recommend Peter Berk for your bankruptcy needs.
O'Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLCO'Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC
Jonathan M.
Peter Berk is exceptional. He is very kind and really took the time to explain the process and procedure for the bankruptcy I would need. He was very upfront and communicated promptly and professionally. I would suggest anyone seeking a bankruptcy attorney contact Peter.
O'Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLCO'Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Dean is an attorney with integrity. He was more than willing to spend time speaking with me assessing my individual situation. We not only went over with the details I provided. He did his own research specific to my situation. After all of this, he directed me to not file for bankruptcy at this time, and explained why it was the best direction for me. I spoke with many Bankruptcy attorney's prior to finding Dean. They all asked me to come in with a certain amount of cash and said they will get it started right away. It is a good thing I found Dean or I would have filed without reason.
Law Office of C. Dean Matsas and Associates, P.C.Law Office of C. Dean Matsas and Associates, P.C.
Mallory C.
Dean is an amazing attorney, he got my bankruptcy filed, made sure I understood the proceedings, he was always very responsive whenever I called him. He has a great sense of humor and was overall a pleasure to work with. I definitely recommend him!
Law Office of C. Dean Matsas and Associates, P.C.Law Office of C. Dean Matsas and Associates, P.C.
Thumbtack Customer
Christine was wonderful to work with when I had to file Ch 7. She is very responsive and knowledgeable about the laws and procedures pertaining to filing and what to do afterwards to get yourself back on track again. I would certainly recommend her services and assistance if you need a Bankruptcy attorney.
Thurston Law FirmThurston Law Firm
Andrew G.
After meeting with a few different attorneys for my recent bankruptcy case, I decided to go with Dean. He was straightforward and answered all my questions during our first meeting. The process was simple and fast! Dean and his staff were there to answer all my questions along the way. I highly recommend Dean, you won’t be disappointed!
Law Office of C. Dean Matsas and Associates, P.C.Law Office of C. Dean Matsas and Associates, P.C.
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